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U.K. Tax Authorities Question Banks on VAT Swindlers

U.K. Tax Authorities Question Banks on VAT Swindlers
bloomberg.com — U.K. authorities are investigating possible tax fraud in the country's 40 billion-pound ($67 billion) power trading markets, according to accounting firms TMF Group and Deloitte LLP. The alleged fraud involves traders paying value-added-tax, or VAT, to energy sellers who are suspected of keeping the money rather than turning it over to the government.

U.S. Judge Grants Final Approval to $1.87 Billion CDS Accord

bloomberg.com — Banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and HSBC Holdings Plc won a judge's approval of a $1.87 billion settlement to resolve allegations they conspired to limit competition in the lucrative credit-default swaps market. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan granted final approval to the settlement on Friday.

Panama Papers abrem discussão sobre empresas de fachada

Panama Papers abrem discussão sobre empresas de fachada
exame.abril.com.br — O vazamento de mais de 11 milhões de documentos conhecidos como Panama Papers expõe uma doença mundial: a posse anônima de empresas de fachada, que permite evasão fiscal, lavagem de dinheiro , o não pagamento de multas, e a cleptocracia. Defensores da reforma dizem que há uma cura simples: dificultar a abertura de empresas anonimamente.

Panama leak spurs global zeal to crack shell companies

Panama leak spurs global zeal to crack shell companies
lifehealthpro.com — (Bloomberg) -- The leak of more than 11 million documents known as the Panama Papers lays bare a global ailment: anonymous ownership of shell companies, which enables tax evasion, money laundering, sanctions-dodging and kleptocracy. Advocates for reform say there's a simple cure: Make it harder to own companies anonymously.

Panama Leak Spurs Global Zeal to Crack Shell Companies, But How?

bloomberg.com — The leak of more than 11 million documents known as the Panama Papers lays bare a global ailment: anonymous ownership of shell companies, which enables tax evasion, money laundering, sanctions-dodging and kleptocracy. Advocates for reform say there's a simple cure: Make it harder to own companies anonymously.

Best of the Man in Black

Best of the Man in Black
wsj.com — Country legend Merle Haggard vividly remembers the first time he saw Johnny Cash perform: It was New Year's Day 1958, and Cash was giving one of the electrifying concerts he delivered over the years at San Quentin prison; Mr. Haggard was an inmate in the audience, doing a nearly three-year term for escaping a local jail.

Panama Has Company as Bank-Secrecy Holdout, as U.S. Offers Haven

Panama Has Company as Bank-Secrecy Holdout, as U.S. Offers Haven
wealthmanagement.com — hbrizard/iStock/Thinkstock (Bloomberg) -- Panama and the U.S. have at least one thing in common: Neither has agreed to new international standards to make it harder for tax evaders and money launderers to hide their money. Over the past several years, amid increased scrutiny by journalists, regulators and law enforcers, the global tax-haven landscape has shifted.

Panama has company as bank-secrecy holdout, as U.S. offers haven

Panama has company as bank-secrecy holdout, as U.S. offers haven
lifehealthpro.com — (Bloomberg) -- Panama and the U.S. have at least one thing in common: Neither has agreed to new international standards to make it harder for tax evaders and money launderers to hide their money. Over the past several years, amid increased scrutiny by journalists, regulators and law enforcers, the global tax-haven landscape has shifted.

Panama Has Company as Bank-Secrecy Holdout, as U.S. Offers Haven

Panama Has Company as Bank-Secrecy Holdout, as U.S. Offers Haven
bloomberg.com — Panama and the U.S. have at least one thing in common: Neither has agreed to new international standards to make it harder for tax evaders and money launderers to hide their money. Over the past several years, amid increased scrutiny by journalists, regulators and law enforcers, the global tax-haven landscape has shifted.

Putin Pals Dealing With U.S. Firms Make Sanctions Useless

Putin Pals Dealing With U.S. Firms Make Sanctions Useless
bloomberg.com — To see why U.S. economic sanctions against Russia are likely to have limited impact, follow the spending of a small Delaware-incorporated, Nasdaq-traded television company named CTC Media Inc. While CTC Media has a market capitalization of just $1.7 billion, it's a good example of the way Russia's economy has become so closely intertwined with U.S.
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May 05, 2016

President Trump wants Giuliani as secretary of Homeland Security? nydn.us/1X9gq7m

May 05, 2016

A Cartel and a Briefcase: How Drug Cash Moves on a River of Gold bloom.bg/1rw7CMK - Great piece by @Alanrkatz

May 04, 2016

RT @OffshoreAlert: Hypocrisy USA: The Country's Role as a Money Laundering Center & Offshore Tax Haven #oac#oacmiamix#taxn#moneylaunderingp…<a title="http://twitter.com/OffshoreAlert/status/727171102280134656/photo/1" href="https://t.co/tCqHyeT4u0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/tCqHyeT4u0

May 04, 2016

Senator Warren declares war on Trump after his Indiana victory twitter.com/i/moments/7277…

May 04, 2016

RT @BklynDefenders: Rikers Island is a symbol of how this mass incarceration philosophy has gone terribly wrong. What's going on there is a crime- Judge Lippman

May 04, 2016

RT @rickberke: .@DavidArmstrongX @statnews smart interview with Robert Siegel @NPR: Deadly Fentanyl Linked To Chinese Companies https://t.cn.pr/22Rd605/pJkE7JBwq8

May 04, 2016

RT @statnews: OxyContin maker moves to block @statnews from seeing its pain pill marketing records bit.ly/1NT9hWz pic.twitter.com/acWvFsAPzXFsAPzX


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